Amgen Cymru

Amgen Cymru
Amgen Cymru

Bryn Pica Materials Recycling Facility (MRF)

In October 2005 Amgen Cymru opened its new materials recycling facility (MRF) at Bryn Pica. The MRF sorts kerbside recycling collected by Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council and has the capacity to process up to 30,000 tonnes per annum.

Bryn Pica Materials Recycling Facility (MRF)Materials included in RCTCBC’s kerbside collection scheme are:

  • Paper
  • Cardboard
  • Plastics
  • Glass
  • Cans
  • Tetrapack (i.e. milk, juice cartons)
  • Textiles (contained in a separate bag)
  • Household Batteries (Small Orange Bag Provided)
  • Green garden waste


The recovery rate for these materials currently averages 97%, i.e. for every 100 tonnes of recyclables that are taken into the facility 97 tonnes are recycled into new products.

Bryn Pica Materials Recycling Facility (MRF)

When materials are delivered into the MRF they are normally in polythene bags, as collected from outside the residents' homes. These bags are manually split and the contents are spread out onto a conveyor belt.

Green garden waste is taken directly to the composting sheds.

This process then continues by means of manual separation of material which are then deposited individually in bins. When these bins are full the recycled material is then bailed on site for onward transmission to various recycling companies.

Bryn Pica Materials Recycling Facility (MRF)

Bryn Pica, Llwydcoed, Aberdare, Rhondda Cynon Taf, CF44 0BX
Tel: 01685 870770 - Thu 24 Jan 2019 08:06:21